Backup Cameras now Required in New US Cars

Order Reprints

May 2, 2018—New cars sold in the U.S. must now have backup cameras to help drivers avoid accidents, USA Today reports.

A federal regulation took full effect Wednesday requiring the rearview cameras and video displays on new models.

Safety advocates say the cameras will help prevent accidents in which pedestrians—often children—are run over because a driver can't see them.

Many higher-end models and mainstream vehicles with extra safety packages already have rearview cameras. But the technology will now be standard in even the cheapest of new cars.

Recommended Products

2016 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Technology Survey: Complete Report

2016 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Performance Survey: Complete Report

2015 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Performance Survey: Complete Report

Related Articles

Ford Now Offering Just Two Kinds of Cars in US

Porsche Now Using AR Glasses to Repair Cars

U.S. House Approves Sweeping Self-Driving Car Measure

You must login or register in order to post a comment.